CLOSED - ARPANSA - Technical Support Officer - Radiation Monitoring Networks

25 Mar 2022 1:18 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

Application closing date:  Tuesday 5 April 2022

Full time ongoing/Non-ongoing | $92,486-$97,106 per annum inc 15.4% super

Primary purpose of the role

In this role, you will work under limited supervision and perform a range of moderately complex tasks associated with operating and maintaining Australia’s radiation monitoring networks.  These include radionuclide air monitoring and noble gas stations that form part of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) International Monitoring System (IMS), the Ultraviolet (UV) radiation network, and the Australian Radiation Monitoring System (ARMS). You will work closely with the technical lead providing maintenance and development support for hardware and software associated with the radionuclide monitoring systems. You will be working as part of a small team, delivering high quality and timely data to the CTBT International Data Centre (IDC) and other stakeholders. In this role, you will be responsible for preparing reports as well as establishing and maintaining a high degree of documentation management and record keeping.

 Key accountabilities

  • Under limited supervision and using established principles, practices and procedures, undertake a range of moderately complex tasks associated with the ongoing development of Australia’s CTBT air monitoring and noble gas stations, UV network and ARMS network; 
  • Assist in the maintenance and upgrading of station equipment, relating to the operation of ARPANSA’s networks, including field work; 
  • Maintain, in conjunction with the digital services section, software relating to ARPANSA’s networks;
  • Liaise with operational and technical staff from organisations contracted to assist with the running of ARPANSA’s radiation monitoring networks; 
  • Develop technical procedural documents.

Job specific capabilities

To be considered for this position, you will have experience in operating and maintaining large complex data acquisition systems. You will have exceptional problem-solving skills as well as experience working as part of a team, including with representatives from other organisations, both national and international, in order to achieve a common goal.

You will have technical knowledge and experience working within the specialist area of High Resolution Gamma detectors including associated spectral data logging systems. You will be proficient in diagnosing and repairing these systems and other associated data acquisition systems. Experience maintaining and developing software for use in supporting a large multi-layered network would be an advantage.

You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship.   ARPANSA requires all new employees to undertake a baseline security clearance as a condition of engagement. This role will require extensive travel throughout Australia and overseas, including remote locations such as Antarctica. As such, COVID-19 vaccination recognised by the Australian Government will be a requirement for the role.

Selection criteria

There are five selection criteria for this role. If you want to advance your scientific career, please tell us your skills, experiences and achievements that demonstrate all selection criteria in no more than 1000 words in total. 

  1. Demonstrated experience operating and maintaining data acquisition systems.
  2. Demonstrated experience performing radiation detector system repairs.
  3. Experience maintaining and developing software. 
  4. Proven ability to liaise effectively with a range of representatives from external organisations, including internationally. 
  5. Demonstrated experience maintaining a high standard of technical documentation including developing procedures and writing executive reports.

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